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Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Selects Oracle to Support Automated Ticket Validation Services Initiative
Jul 15, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

-- Today Oracle announced that Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), which manages an Amtrak intercity passenger train service in eight Northern California counties, has selected Oracle(R) SOA Suite, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, to serve as the foundation of its Automated Ticket Validation Services initiative.

-- Serving 16 stations along a 170-mile rail corridor, CCJPA offers a convenient way to travel between the Sierra Foothills, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley/San Jose, Calif.

-- Committed to continually improving customer service and security, CCJPA plans to launch California's first real-time ticket sales and validation system on its trains. The system, scheduled to go live in 2009, will be powered by Oracle software including Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Linux.

-- Once the Automated Ticket Validation Services program is live, CCJPA conductors will use hand held scanners to validate and sell tickets to customers on the train, improving security with the ability to track when passengers board and exit the train. The scanners will utilize Web and business process execution language (BPEL) based services to link CCJPA and Amtrak's IT systems.

-- Innowave, a Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, will help CCJPA implement the Oracle-based program.

Supporting Quotes

-- "The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority is dedicated to offering frequent, cost-effective, customer-focused and safe intercity passenger rail service. Our work with Oracle and Innowave on the Automated Ticket Validation Services program serves as the foundation of our continued innovation and dedication to our customers. The new program will enable us to significantly automate our current ticketing process resulting in better customer service and increased safety," said Forrest Williams, CCJPA Board Chair.

-- "Oracle's best-in-class middleware was a natural choice for us when working with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority on architecting its new ticketing service. Our work with CCJPA is an example of how Innowave designs, develops and implements modern systems based on Oracle software," said Basheer Khan, President of Innowave.

Supporting Resources http://www.oracle.com/technologies/soa/soa-suite.html http://www.oracle.com/database/index.html http://www.oracle.com/database/rac_home.html

About Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

The Capitol Corridor intercity rail service is managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA). CCJPA partners with Amtrak, Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans and the communities comprising the CCJPA to offer cost-effective intercity passenger rail between the Sierra and Silicon Valley/San Jose. The CCJPA member agencies are: BART, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Solano Transportation Authority, and the Yolo County Transportation District. For information visit http://www.Capitolcorridor.org .

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